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Pierce (knee) contributed 14 points (5-12 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 0-2 FT), five rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 34 minutes in his return to the lineup Saturday night.

Pierce played more than 30 minutes for the first time since January 31st. As the elder statesmen, Pierce is susceptible to missing game due to rest and limited minutes. He's averaging a career-low 26.9 minutes per game this year.

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Pierce (knee) will start Saturday's game against the Pistons.

After suffering a bruised knee during Tuesday's contest, Pierce took a seat both Wednesday and Friday. In his return Saturday, he'll attempt to uphold his averages from February: 11.2 points (on 43 percent shooting), 2.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.3 three-pointers, and 0.7 steals in 26 minutes.

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Pierce (knee) will return to the court against the Pistons on Saturday, The Washington Post reports.

Pierce sat out Friday's game against the Sixers but his ailing Knee apparently feels well enough to jump back on the court Saturday. The extent of the injury is likely minor, so he could take on his normal 33.4 minutes against the Pistons.

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Pierce (knee) will not play in Friday's game against the Sixers, CSN Washington reports.

Pierce banged his knee during Tuesday's game against the Warriors and will now miss a second straight outing due to the ailment. Although his knee bruise isn't particularly worrisome, it's still unclear if Pierce will be able to return for Saturday's subsequent contest. In the meantime, expect some combination of Rasual Butler, Otto Porter and Martell Webster to fill Pierce's minutes at small forward.

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Pierce is a late scratch Wednesday against the T-Wolves.

He suffered a bruised knee in Tuesday's game, and despite insisting afterward that he wouldn't miss any time, he will watch the second game of the back-to-back set from the bench. Look for Rasual Butler, Otto Porter and Martell Webster to all see a slight uptick in minutes Wednesday as a result.

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Pierce banged his knee in Tuesday's game, but he says he will play Wednesday against Minnesota, the Washington Post's Michael Lee reports.

He will probably want to take the court against ex-teammate Kevin Garnett in Garnett's debut with the T-Wolves. Pierce had a nice game Tuesday, but given that Wednesday will be the second game of a back-to-back, it may be best to look for a different option in daily leagues.

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Pierce scored 25 points (7-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 9-9 FT) with five rebounds in 28 minutes in the loss to Golden State on Tuesday.

Pierce had his most points since scoring 28 points on Dec. 8 against the Celtics. Unfortunately, he did not get much support against the Warriors. Pierce has not scored in double digits in consecutive games since Jan. 31 and Feb. 2.

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Pierce was held to just two points (1-8 FG) in 22 minutes Saturday against the Nets. He also added three rebounds, one assist, and a steal.

Pierce played a little bit less than usual as the Wizards had a very comfortable lead over the Nets. Still, the 1-for-8 shooting performance was disappointing. Saturday marked the second time in his last three games where Pierce was held to just one field goal.

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Pierce scored 19 points (7-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT) in 30 minutes Thursday in a loss to the Hornets, in addition to grabbing two points and dishing out two assists.

Pierce has been inconsistent lately, especially on Washington's recent five-game losing streak. He had four points in 25 minutes Wednesday, and scored had 11 Monday in 24. The 37-year-old had five games of single-digit points, and four games of 19 or more in January. He's worth using in certain situations in daily leagues, but doesn't get enough consistent playing time to be owned in standard leagues.

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Pierce had four points (1-5 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, and two assists in 25 minutes Wednesday against Atlanta.

Pierce didn't get many shots Wednesday and had trouble converting when he did have opportunities. The veteran has posted solid numbers this season and there's no reason to think he won't get back to his usual 12 point, five rebound form when Washington takes the floor Thursday against Charlotte.